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James Allen Johnson: Whiteville

1961 – 2021

     James Allen “Big Al” Johnson of Whiteville passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. He was 60.

     Born in Conway, he was the son of the late Henry Lloyd Johnson and Mary Brown Johnson.

     He is survived by his children, Tracy Morgan of Whiteville and James Allen (Crystal) Johnson, Jr of Little River; four grandchildren, Ashley (Angel) Lee of Aynor, Teeya Lee of Whiteville, Alley and James “AJ” Allen Johnson, III of Little River; four great-grandchildren, Kayden and Kolesyn Maldonado, and Kynden and Ansleigh Lee; brothers Lloyd (Debra) Johnson, Roger (Rose) Johnson, Artie Johnson, Edward Johnson, and Timmy Johnson; a sister, AnnieBelle Johnson; his partner, JoAnn Neese; her children Sarah Neese (Andrew) Hewett, and Jerry (Rachel) Todd; and her eight grandchildren.

     He was predeceased by the daughter of JoAnn Neese, Sierra Neese.

     Big Al was a loving Father, PaPa, Son, Brother, and Friend to everyone he came in contact with. He enjoyed cooking and operating Mama’s Restaurant in Tabor City.

     His children plan to hold a celebration of life at a later date.

     A guest register is available here.